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fighting as rockets fly between israel and gaza, and there are fears of a war. >>> and general petraeus is speaking for the first time since the scandal that brought him down. and tonight, the cia says they're investigating him. >>> and bp paying a big price for the oil spill in the gulf. where will the money go? and where are the folks who lost so much, and what are they saying about this tonight. >>> and new questions about the five-hour energy drink and products like it. andity is so hard to crack down on what may be a real risk. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, the last time missiles landed anywhere near tel aviv in israel, they were fired by saddam in iraq. tonight, they were taken into a bomb shelter. and that is how real this conflict has become between the palestinians and gaza. this could turn into a full ground war very quickly. rocket fire from gaza is being answered with air strikes from israel, israel saying they're ready, at least, to launch a ground invasion as a next step. and for the rest of the world in plain english, here we go again. this conflict is starti
>>> on our broadcast tonight, on the edge of war in the middle east. israel and hamas, exchanging fire, and poised to invade. >>> on the hill, david petraeus under heavy cover tells congress about the attack in benghazi, what he knew, when he knew it and why the u.s. first told the world what it did. >>> and 18 days since the devastation on the east coast. >>> and it is the end of the line for a guilty pleasure in america. but how did it come to this? nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, it worries them enough that israel's tanks appear ready to roll into gaza, and the skies have been raining rockets there for several days. perhaps the larger worry, both sides in this escalating fight have powerful friends that are getting involved and taking sides, like egypt, friend of hamas, and the united states, which tonight is sending naval vessels offshore in case americans need to get out of there. it has been another day of explosions and air raid sirens. it remains a situation on the edge. we have two reports tonight. our richard engel is in gaza, we want to begin, though, with ma
escalate, u.s. leaders are voicing their support for israel. president obama today defended israel's right to defend itself. brian mooar has the story. >> at a news conference in thailand, president obama backend israel's right to strike back. >> we are pro is supportive of the right to defend themselves from missile landing on people's homes, workplaces, and potentially killing civilians. >> they were striking that the blows from the air and they are preparing for a possible ground invasion. washington lawmakers closing ranks. >> sending in ground troops is the only way they can clean out these nests of rockets being fired at them. you cannot blame them. >> nobody wants a ground war but israel has determined what they have to do to preserve their security. >> both sides are trying to come back from the brink and u.s. leaders are debating how prominent the american role shall be. >> trying to find someone even as high ranking as former president bill clinton and to go and be a negotiator. >> trying to sell a ceasefire as a winner for the palestinian cause. >> company officials say they are
are telling all of their people in the south of israel, do what you're told. stay inside. stay inside the bomb shelters. there are many rocket attacks still coming from gaza into israel. israel is continuing to attack hamas targets inside gaza. at least 11 palestinians have been killed. there was a funeral this morning for the hamas leader who was killed yesterday. hamas leaders did not attend the funeral because they're afraid of being assassinated by israel. israel's aims are to target the hamas leaders as they killed the millitent leader of hamas and at the same time and in particular to take out hamas's rocket capability. that's almost as significant as the killing yesterday. they had great success in knocking out the long rage rockets that hamas has that threatened the central cities. the two sides on the edge of a war. we don't know how this is going to play out. >> that continues to play out this morning. martin fletcher, live from tel aviv. >>> nbc meteorologist bill karins is here for a check of your weather center forecast. yesterday you said a lot about the storm you were tracking n
>>> good morning. breaking news -- at least one hamas rocket shot down overnight by israel's anti-missiles protecting tel aviv as israel launches a series of strikes in gaza. >>> courageous choice -- a miss america coestant makes a bold choice about her health to avoid the breast cancer that took her mother's life. >>> and one-two punch. in a night of upsets, the top two teams in college football both lose during the national championship picture on its head. the notre dame fighting irish fans with a big smile on their faces today, sunday, november 18, 2012. >>> and welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >>> and i'm lester holt. a lot of talk about ceasefire between israel and hamas, but certainly not happening. the two sides going in opposite directions launching a series of strikes at each other. a live update from gaza in just a moment. >>> and then the question so many have been asking in the wake of this sex scanndal involving david petraeus, what about his wife? holly petraeus very accomplished in her own right. she has made a number of sacrifices through
fighting between israel and gaza millitanlts. an attempt at a brief cease fire was unsuccessful this morning as palestinians unleashed a fresh round of air attacks. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is not backing down. >> the past 24 hours israel has made it clear that it will not tolerate rocket and missile attacks on its civilians. >> well, nbc's martin fletcher is live for us in tel aviv. martin, what's the latest? >> reporter: lynn, good morning. following up on netanyahu's threat. last night 16,000 israeli reserve soldiers were called up for the army. the okay was given to 30,000. they've already called up half of that number. many of those will be moving south where the army has already matched on the border. they're moving down tanks, armored personnel carriers and trooms. by the way, among those reserve soldiers called up it also included officers and soldiers who are experienced whose specialty is dealing with enemy civilian populations. again, yet another hint, if you like, that an israeli ground invasion is very much in the cards has not yet been ordered but
the prospect of a war in the middle east as israel and palestinian militants get closer to the brink this weekend. israel expanding its air assault against hamas and palestinian militants continuing to fire rockets into civilian areas of southern israel. that's where i want to begin this morning. i've got nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell and "new york times" columnist tom friedman. who better to have to discuss this. tom, as the two sides get closer to the brink, based on your experience and reporting, where is this going? >> let's just go around the horn, david, quickly. i think hamas is trying to use this moment to both break out of the blockade and try to end targeted killing of its leaders from israel, and trying to take advantage of the new arab spring balance of power, the muslim brotherhood in egypt, to leverage that possibility. israel. israel has been watching for the last six to nine months hamas bringing in longer and longer range missiles from iran. i think they saw this as an opportunity of necessity to take those out, missiles that can now hit t
of his team comes under attack. >>> did we just get closer to war in the middle east? israel kills a major figure in the sky. both sides are ready for retaliation. >>> and making a difference for those who lost so much, including their classrooms. nightly news begins now. . >>> good evening, the woman who started it all, the investigation into a chain of e-mails that led to the resignation of the cia director, former four-star general, david petraeus, is tonight telling more of her side of the story through a surrogate. for the first time we're learning why she says she felt the need to approach the fbi and ask them to investigate the communications she was receiving. jill kelley of tampa, florida, is now a big part of the story involving several big names. tonight, she is clearly attempting to clear her own. we begin here tonight in the studio with nbc's andrea mitchell, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, tonight, new details emerged on how the anonymous e-mails that paula broadwell sent to a tampa woman, who knew the four-star general, ended upsetting up a chain of e
of a purple heart recipient to save the life of his wife. >>> on the brink, escalating violence between israel and palestinians in gaza this morning. the israeli army now massing on the border. 30,000 reserves on alert for a possible ground invasion. we're live in gaza. >>> and coming to america. the u.s., a beacon of freedom and hope for people all around the world. the dream of citizenship about to be fulfilled from these people. they come from different lands with different stories to tell, but they will all become americans live today, friday, november 16th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. as we look at statue of liberty live, we are going to witness something really remarkable today on our plaza, and if there's a dry eye left when this ceremony is over i'll be amazed. 30 people who have worked so hard to become u.s. citizens, a wait that sometimes was measured in decades will b
today here in baltimore. >> elie wiesel spoke at the convention. >> israel is still in danger. israel is still threatened and still needs the jews more than ever before. we have not mobil lost our people for israel -- we have not mobilized our people, not enough. the convention is under way. church leaders will not change their strategy on gay marriage. maryland voted to legalize gay marriage. the bishops will consider making a comment on the state of the economy. >> 5:27. >> a baltimore city police officer is suspended after allegations of misconduct. >> more traffic headaches in and around baltimore because of water main breaks. >> we continue to track closures. >> temperatures will be changing over the next 24 hours andw=!nño >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. the nice weather is over. >> pretty much. we have some rain to contend with this morning. pretty solid area of rain. it is enough to sl
siege. >> israel is still a danger. israel still needs [indiscernible] before.e than ever >> he spoke beside the chairman of the jewish agency for israel. they recounted the 1987 march on washington. it will examine the most impressing issues facing the jewish religion today. another big convention in baltimore. the u.s. conference of catholic bishops opened their general assembly today. church leaders said it will not change their strategy of the marriage are birth control despite the outcome of the election. maryland is one of four states that voted to legalize gay marriage. tomorrow the bishops considers making a statement on the economy. >> people gathered to pay tribute to our veterans in the third annual veterans parade that began on charles street at 10:00 this morning. several organizations were involved, including the buffalo soldiers and members of the rotc. those who fought in wars past said they were pleased with the turnout and enjoyed reminiscing with fellow veterans. >> just reminisce. go back in memories and think of all the ones that did not make it back. >> it gives
of an all out ground operation in the dots that. >> israel has deadlyl attacks with hamas. or risk taking the nation over fiscal cliff that could imperil the economy. susan rice and her statements about the day attack in benghazi and whether they make are unfit to serve as secretary of state. david petraeus was not talking about a sex scandal that is still sending shock waves through the capital. for the peasant -- president, no vacation after a busy week. >> there is no let up in the air battle between israelis and palestinian militants in gaza. 160 rockets launched into israel today, including two targets in libya. the official said 46 palestinians and three israelis have been killed so far in this for a fight. estelle was missouri man confessed of plotting to shoot a screening of -- a missouri man confessed to plotting to issued its meaning of twilight. he's been charged with first- degree assault and making it terrorist threat. prosecutors plan to ask for a mental exam. federal of investigators are continuing to review the get the he deadly train accident. the warning bells and signal
>>> good morning. breaking news. israel and militants trade air strikes overnight. israeli troops mass along the gaza border. could it lead to war? we're live in gaza and tel aviv. >>> welcome to the white house. jill kelley and paula broadwell, the two women at the center of the scandal involving david petraeus both guest at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. what were they doing there? how did they get access to so many powerful people? >>> and, half baked. twinkie lovers rushing to stores nationwide amid word that their maker is going out of business. is it really the end for the beloved treat? we'll talk to someone in our staff who just bought a lifetime supply. today is saturday, november 17th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today." with lester holt and erica hill. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. many of you may be in mourning this morning for the twinkie. or the snowball. or the ding dong or the ho-ho. >> you know, they overlook snowball. >> that was your snack of
. >> looking forward to what he has to say. >>> also a developing story in israel overnight. three people killed in a rocket attack after the israelis took out the top military commander of hamas in this strike on wednesday. we'll have a live report from tel aviv coming up straight ahead. >>> and one of the most popular energy drinks on the market. these five-hour energy capsules have been cited as a possible factor in 13 deaths. weeks after similar reports tied to monster drinks. we'll have more on that story. and then we'll take a turn, and i know, matt, it's only rock 'n' roll, but you like it. >>> i'm an unabashed lover of the rolling stones and they're celebrating their 50th anniversary. what do they remember as their early days as rock's original bad boys. what would they change if they could do it all again? we'll have an interview coming up. >> you're excited, you're even tweeting about it. >>> we begin with the ever widening scandal that led to the resignation of david petraeus. andrea mitchell is here with the latest. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. in his first
people are struggling and how they can learn from other communities. >> with israel to mark its 65th birthday next year, there is a lot on the table for this gathering, finding a temporary home in baltimore, which serves as a base for one the strongest jewish communities in the u.s. >> and next month governor o'malley will travel to israel for the third time. this time he says he's taking his son. >> now, your 11 that weather plus forecast with meteorology john collins. >> really nice today. didn't make it to 70 degrees, but very, very nice. cold front coming out to the west. that's responsible for the nice conditions we've had, because the southerly flow ahead of that front brought the mild temperatures. as the front gets closer we'll see some changes. doesn't look like it will be in here during the day tomorrow, so we'll still be on the warm side of things. but by tomorrow night into tuesday we'll begin to see the changes the front is bringing to illinois. you watched that game this evening in chicago and you saw all that rain. there's even snow west of chicago right now involved w
up by israel for a possible ground attack in gaza. >> a week after resigning as cia director, general petraeus made his first appearance on capitol hill. he met privately with lawmakers to brief them on the benghazi attack that left four americans dead. according to lawmakers, there was little mention of his affair. >> the only glimpse of retired general petraeus was his motorcade racing off after the former cia director briefed committees on the attack in libya. >> his briefing was comprehensive. it added to our ability to make judgments about what is clearly a failure of intelligence. >> lawmakers say he told them classified intelligence showed the deadly raid was terrorism. >> they clearly believe it did not arise out of the demonstration. it was not spontaneous. there was clear terrorist involvement. >> petraeus said that as part of the talking points the cia drafted soon after the assault. he suggested it may have been removed. >> the key is there were unclassified talking points out a very early stage. i do not think she should be pilloried for this. >> lawmakers say he explaine
crisis on the gaza strip is raising international concern. israel's assault on hamas continues. an emergency meeting was held to discuss confconcerns. israel has not ruled out a possible ground campaign. ambassador susan rice apparently got a big boost from the cia. to is on the short leaist succeed the hillary clinton. >> republicans are opposed to susan rice for allegedly spreading "untruths" about benghazi. >> a democrat reports that embassador susan rice got a lifeline from the cia. this issue remains highly partisan, even personal. libya has become a battle between president obama and republican senator john mccain who insisted the administration knew quickly that al qaeda had attacked. >> for the president for two weeks afterwards to deny that that was the case is either cover-up for it is in confidence. >> un embassador susan rice denied it, infuriated republicans. lawmakers were briefed on libya. the democrat said theat u.s. intelligence did give her the incorrect intelligence. >> this is something involved -- involving into something militant. >> there had been earlier
. >> israel's deadly attacks with hamas, the president is trying to make peace with congressional republicans at home. they have until december 31st to compromise on tax cuts and spending or risk taking the nation over the fiscal cliff that could imperil the economy. meanwhile susan right and her statements about the deadly consulate attack make her unfit to serve as secretary of state. hearings on the attack by david petraeus out of seclusion. he wasn't talking about the sex scandal that's still sending shock waves throughout the capital. for the president arch post election trip but no vacation after a busy week brian moore wbal tv 11 news. >>> cease fire efforts appear to be gaining momentum there. israel is pressing ahead with its power. gaza militants haven't attacked israel since the night before. >>> a doctor in new jersey is facing several charges after large amounts of chemicals commonly used for making bombs and explosive devices was discovered at the home. police also found several assault rifles and other weapons when they searched the home of roberto rivera. police went to rivera
liberty is backed up and running. >> the land israel that for the first time after being damaged in the storm. just one day after the national monument was opened. >> consumers should be on the lookout for sandy-fund -- sandy- flooded vehicle that go up for sale. what to watch out for. >> ray lewis has a secret hobby. i am at a spot in downtown baltimore where faure will let that secret out tonight. >> the weekend features warmer temperatures and some sunshine. >> as residents to our north continued to recover from hurricane sandy, experts are warning of an illegal practice that is bound to pop up in the wake of these storms sandy left behind thousands of soaked and sand-filled cars. many of those cars will be cleaned up, put back on the market, and sold to unsuspecting customers. oscar biya sellers will use the procedure known as title- washing to move cars that were once flooded and sell them elsewhere. experts recommend you do a smell test. >> the odor -- when a car sits in standing water, particularly saltwater, the car will take on a smell that is difficult to get rid of. >>
. israel has called up 16,000 reservists for a possible ground attack on gaza. that is the same day hamas fired rockets at jerusalem for the first time. a visit by the egyptian prime minister failed to stop escalating violence. the israeli army sent messages to gaza residents, warning them to steer clear of hamas operatives. a week after stepping down as cia director over a sex scandal, it was back to capitol hill for general david petraeus. he met privately with the house and senate committees to discuss the attack in libya on the u.s. consulate. petraeus testified classified intelligence showed the deadly raid that killed here americans was an act of terrorism. he withheld the information to avoid tipping them off. although petraeus's testimony was comprehensive, there is a long way to go. >> president obama and congressional leaders are promising to compromise after their first face-to-face meeting on the fiscal clip since the election. and they all want to prevent massive tax increases and massive spending cuts from taking effect. democrats recognize they will have to give a little. >
israel and gaza have the region teetering on the brink of war. israelis and palestinian militants exchanged hundreds of rockets as the jewish state moved tanks and troops towards the gaza strip for a possible ground operation. this mornings the heaviest fighting between the two in four years touched off by israel's air assault on wednesday to strike back on rocket fire from gaza. >>> general david petraeus testifies on capitol hill today a week after his bombshell resignation as cia director. he'll address the deadly attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. on thursday lawmakers watched video footage showing that raid in a bid to uncover why intelligence reports did not initially indicate that the assault was a terrorist act. >>> it the the end of an era for twihard everywhere. the final saga opened today nation wie. nbc's jen no wolfe joins us this morning. >> reporter: it's the end of the world of "twilight," no more werewolves or vampires or steamy love triangles involving werewolves and vampires. after five installments, it's all over, and fans are none too happy abou
citizens were in their cheering on the results. today we see reaction from world leaders. israel offered congratulations. >> i want to congratulate president obama on his reelection. i think the united states again demonstrated why it is the greatest democracy on earth. the security relationship between us is rock-solid. >> we are leaving from hearing from the taliban. obama and ron near pretty much the same enemy. they will continue to fight. and for president obama, who won his next term, he gets his first order of overseas business courtesy of david cameron. he was interviewed today on the border of jordan and syria. he said we must do more now. >> one of the first things i want to talk to barack about is doing more to try to solve this crisis. to putants the nation's more pressure on the assad regime and aid the rebels. >> that is all for us at 5:00. >> president obama is ready to give back to work but will a divided congress stand with him? >> 3 casino operators and react to expand gambling and they are offering something people want or need. >> the bill legalizing same-sex marriage
not been available at his home. >>> intelligence rising in the middle east as israel's army claims it has made direct hits on syrian military vehicles. the move comes in retaliation for a syrian mortar shell landing in the israel-controlled golan heights. this as cross-border bombings between turkey and syria threaten to draw the region into the ongoing syrian crisis. meantime this morning, israeli air strikes struck the gaza strip as retaliation for rocket attacks from the hamas-controlled area. >>> police say the deaths of five family members in toledo, ohio were the result of a murder-suicide. officials say the apparent intentional carbon monoxide poisoning killed three children, their uncle and their grandmother who were in the midst of a bitter custody dispute. >>> nascar superstar jeff gordon is going to have to pay up for intentionally wrecking rival clint bowyer's car in sunday's race at the phoenix international raceway. gordon was fined $100,000, got docked 25 points and is on probation through the end of this year but avoids a suspension. the scrape-up caused a major fracas bet
's indiscretion led to a national security breach. >>> rocket fire intensified overnight between israel and militants in gaza. this morning, at least three israelis were killed when their apartment building was struck by a gazan rocket marking the jewish state's first casualty since they launched into action on wednesday killing hamas' military commander. more than 100 have been wounded. >>> the president heads to the new york area today to survey the damage left in the wake of superstorm sandy. this after taking a strong stance on the looming fiscal cliff telling lawmakers that the economy cannot afford a tax increase on all americans. republican leaders say raising income tax rates on wealthier americans would hurt job creation. >>> new health concerns this morning for yet another popular caffeinated drink, 13 reported deaths have been linked to the possible involvement of 5-hour energy. according to the fda, reports date back to 2009, dozens involving life-threatening issues like convulsions, heart attacks, and even a spontaneous abortion. the company that distributes the energy shot
with the militant group it once backed against israel. >>> officials from american airlines and u.s. airways are reportedly meeting today to discuss the benefits and downsides of a possible merger. both airlines announced last week that they had signed a non-disclosure agreement and would exchange confidential information while they evaluate a potential combination. american's parent company filed for bankruptcy protection nearly one year ago. >>> "x" factor judge britney spears is becoming a woman of letters. the pop star is currently in talks with the publishers to write her first solo novel. the hollywood reporter says the work of fiction would probably incorporate elements of spears' real life. spears has already one fiction and one nonfiction book to her credit, both co-written with her mother. it's now four minutes after the hour. you're up to date. let's go back outside with al with another check of the weather right across the way. >> outside comes inside, a beautiful thing. weather-wise, first of all at natalie mentioned, nor'easter, strong winds developing along the coast. bands of
. one issue that resonates, especially in south florida is the question of israel. jewish voters traditionally are registered as democrats, but rabbis have been asking questions it their congregations about the president's commitment to israel. florida has the second largest jewish population outside of new york. there are 12 million registered voters in florida. both campaigns have spent a record $192 million to try to win their votes. the prize here, 29 electoral votes. savannah? >> kerry sanders, thank you. >> all right. let's go to colorado now. nine electoral votes up for grabs in that state and nbc's kristen dahlgren is in centennial this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the candidates have been here dozens of times over the past few months. president obama won colorado by 9% back in 2008, but this could be a very different story. all of the polls within the margin of error. now, most coloradoans have already voted in early voting. we can't tell you the count, but we can tell you the breakdown, that is 37% of voters so far have been republican,
choose obama and in germany 92%. in israel polls strongly favor romney who has vocally supported potential action against iran's nuclear facility. continuity and aid have been important to nations in transition. >> there are people that are worried that the muslim brotherhood is going to run amuck and not sure what they expect america to do or how gentle they want that american president to be but see something as to potentially save them from an islamist in egypt. >> reporter: what about china, on the break of an important party election of its own. >> how the work will be going in china. >> reporter: analysts say the reason so many europeans might be so reluctant to see an administration change in the u.s. is because they worry about what's forging that new relationship would mean to them, and politically speaking to them change doesn't necessarily have a positive connotation. in some of their own experiences lately, it's only worsened problems like with youth unemployment. savannah. >> michelle kosinski in london this morning, thank you so much. >>> just ahead, how well does c
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